We show that the giant Kerr nonlinearity in the regime of electromagnetically induced transparency in vapor can give rise to the formation of Thirring-type spatial solitons, which are supported solely by cross-phase modulation that couples the two copropagating light beams.
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Inbal Friedler, Gershon Kurizki, Oren Cohen, and Mordechai Segev, "Spatial Thirring-type solitons via electromagnetically induced transparency," Opt. Lett. 30, 3374-3376 (2005)